tolstoy: what was created by the intellect

Man can, and must, utilize
what was created by the intellect
of all mankind, but
at the same time
he must closely examine,
based on his own intellect,
what has been created
by all mankind.

— Leo Tolstoy, as quoted by Koizumi Junichiro (Prime Minister of Japan), in a speech to the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 11 January 2003.

Published in: on September 6, 2006 at 12:17 pm  Leave a Comment  

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